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Lecture 13

ANTH 1210 Lecture 13: Lecture 13

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ANTH 1210
Haskel J.Greenfield

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oS82 Theory of day: inherited a bland of parent traits, cause variation to be diluted if true) Vindication had to await science of genetics (50 more years) Evolution: there will be change in form over time (life, Earth, universe, etc) Darwins Theory of Natural Selection: explains how biological evolution occurred Realization that Earth is old: Lyell: 100,000 years old Darwin: 500,000 years old Today: 4.5 billion years old Realization of age of humanity: very old Growing sense of antiquity of humanity: began in 1600s: tools of prehistoric people found, put in private collections and museums Ancient Stone Tools: Originally interpreted: Tricks of nature (fossilized thunderbolts) Work of supernaturals spirits Interpretations questioned by early explorers: saw modern people using stone tools Realized they were stone tools made by people John Frere 1797: Stone tools found in association with ancient extinct animals Recognized to be ancient tools Beginning of study of prehistoric peoples in Europe Monuments in north Europe: stonehenge Boucher de Perthes 1847: Customs inspector Part time antiquarian Begins to push back antiquity of humanity Discovered Abbevillian culture (France) LECTURE 6: Genetics: Study of genetics: begins with Laws of Reproduction (how traits are passed from parents to offspring) Gregor Mendel (18221888)
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